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Ezra Pound Translations of Greek Drama

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Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972.

American poet and critic, leader of the Imagists, Ezra Pound was also a scholar and respected translator.

The collection consists of typescripts, with holograph emendations, of Pound's English translations of Sophocles' Electra and The Women of Trachis.

Publication: The Women of Trachis (New York: New Directions, 1957)

This collection was purchased from Omar Pound in 1987.

Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.

Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.

No appraisal information is available.

Publisher
Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Date
2008
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Collection Inventory

Sophokles and Elektra A Version by Ezra Pound and Rudd Fleming, 1987. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Elektra Transcripts, Original, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Elektra Transcripts (Xerox), undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Elektra Transcripts, Re-typed by R.F. with Additional Corrections by E.P., undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Elektra Transcripts, Re-typed by R.F. with Additional Corrections by E.P. (Xerox), undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Elektra Transcripts, Draft I, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Elektra Transcripts, Draft II, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Elektra Transcripts, Draft III, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Elektra Transcripts, Draft IV, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Elektra Transcripts, Draft V, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Elektra Fleming/Pound Collaboration Notes, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Trachiniae- "Women of Trachis" Transcripts, Original, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Trachiniae- "Women of Trachis" Transcripts, Rough Drafts, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Women of Trachis/Sophokles," A Version by Ezra Pound, Printed Copy, 1957. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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